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COMMON PRAISE.

COMMON PRAISE ;

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs,

FOR

USE IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND,

"Speakiog to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."-
EPH. V. 19.

bintu THECA

SEP 1180
BELOEIANO

PUBLISHED AT THE

THE

CHRISTIAN BOOK SOCIETY,

AND

THE PRAYER-BOOK AND HOMILY SOCIETY.

11, ADAM STREET, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.

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BISHOP LIGHTFOOT

ON COLOSSIANS iii. 16.

“THE leading idea of palpós (Psalm) is a musical accompaniment, that of ypvos (hymn) praise to God : qd is the general word for a song, whether accompanied or not, whether of praise or on any other subject . In the text the reference in faluôs is especially, though not exclusively, to the Psalms of David, which would early form part of the religious worship of the Christians; uvous would more appropriately

; designate hymns of praise composed by the Christians themselves on distinctly Christian themes. The third word gathers up the other two, and extends the precept to all forms of song, with the limitation, however, that they must be spiritual."

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